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Security alert at Dutch airport

Dutch military police said confirmed that a plane believed to be carrying hostages landed at Amsterdam Schiphol airport safely and that there was no threat. They said that the security alert was due to miscommunication.

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Hijack alert sparked by 'communication problem'

A Vueling spokesman said there was no hijacking of a plane at Schiphol Airport, and blamed the incident on a communication problem between the pilot and control tower.

The Vueling plane was parked at a remote corner of Schiphol, away from the main terminal, surrounded by security personnel and several ambulances.

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